Archive | February, 2014

Tooth Fairy Loosens Her Purse Strings in 2013

The Tooth Fairy was a lot more generous in 2013 than the year before, with the going rate for a lost baby tooth rising more than 44% from 2012 levels. The average gift for a lost baby tooth last year was $3.50, up $1.08 from the prior year, according to The Original Tooth Fairy Poll®. […]

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Brushing and Flossing Could Cut Oral HPV Risk

Human papillomavirus (HPV), commonly known as the virus that causes genital warts and cervical cancer, is increasingly being recognized as a cause of infections in the throat, tongue and tonsils. In fact, the same types of HPV that infect the genital areas can infect the mouth and throat. What is Oral or Tonsillar HPV? HPV […]

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7 Ways to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Although they are only temporary, your child’s baby teeth are important and are still susceptible to cavities. Tooth decay in babies and toddlers is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay or baby bottle rot, or more clinically, early childhood caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth for speech development, to chew their food and […]

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3 Diseases Your Dentist Can Diagnose

Dentists are normally revered as tooth wizards, the all-knowing oral health experts. But your dentist is trained to do much more than simply ogle your oral orifice. Your dentist can spot evidence of more than 120 different diseases in or around your mouth. Here are three health problems in which your dentist might be your […]

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Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Awards 2014 Grants

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is pleased to announce the award of more than $455,000 in community grants to 26 organizations promoting oral health and disease prevention programs in Arizona. Grants range from $6,500 to $25,000 and support a broad array of preventive services, including a $10,000 grant to Flagstaff Medical Center’s program which […]

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Show Your Teeth Some Love

Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, contributes to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys bone and gum tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 percent of Americans and is the major cause of adult tooth loss. While the two diseases may […]

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Arizona Dental Organizations Participating in Give Kids a Smile Day

450,000 That’s the number of children who will benefit from more than 1,500 nationwide dental service events through the Give Kids a Smile program. The American Dental Association (ADA) began the Give Kids A Smile program in 2003 as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to […]

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Prostate Health May Be Linked to Periodontal Health

Researchers continue to uncover evidence linking oral health and overall health and the latest example examines the possible relationship between periodontitis and prostatitis. What is periodontitis? Periodontitis is a common but serious gum infection that destroys the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth and is often the result of poor oral hygiene. Symptoms […]

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